The episode worked for me but I thought it was a little late and too obvious to do a Tesla episode, post Elon Musk and post Tesla becoming a big meme for epic bacon sriracha fucking Bill Murray hot sauce people on the internet, including an internet campaign to make a museum for him when one already exists. (I think… Read more
There were a few moments where it felt like Doctor Who. But it was the worst of the ‘statement’ episodes I’ve seen. Sometimes they have a message to deliver and it is done well. Sometimes it’s a tad heavy handed but the ‘camp’ in Doctor Who covers for that. This time they presented a point of view I agree with in such… Read more
That would explain the references to "Midnight" :)
This reminded me of a Seventh Doctor era story like Delta and the Bannermen or The Happiness Patrol. That is not a complaint!
For me, this episode stands out as a good example of why the hour-long format can’t sustain three companions. Ryan got a story that was integral to the plot, but Graham and Yaz got to run around and do nothing. You can swap their names around for other episodes — one (maybe two) are important, but the other one is… Read more
“The future doesn’t have to be this way, if billions of people made the right decisions...”
We just sat through 45 mins of a dozen people making the stupidest, suicidal, self absorbed decisions. This is not an optimistic episode.
Definitely on the ‘forgettable’ list. Which, to be fair, there are usually a number in any season so I don’t hold it against them too much. It wasn’t horrid just... meh. I kept waiting for a twist or clever idea that never came.
Things about this episode that most landed emotionally for me: 1) Graham’s fantastic, well-earned plans for vacation cocktails were cruelly & unjustly dashed, and 2) Ryan’s awful chat-lines were actually working and he met a nice(ish) girl until that ended way too tragically. Also Yaz needs to either back off being… Read more
Totally agree. The headline says it all. I would go so far as to call this the most ridiculous and half-baked episode of Chibnall’s run. I was laughing out loud at parts because they were so silly. And the message, while I’m sure well intentioned, was literally “Fix global warming or you will turn into/get eaten by… Read more